Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Faux Enamel Embellishments


I have been having a lot of fun making these faux enamel shimmer embellishments to add to my cards. I have a tutorial on making them on the Spectrum Noir Blog today. 


On these 2 cards I used a stamp from the Jardin Paris set by Fun Stampers Journey. I am just in love with this flower stamp. 


I made about 6 cards similar to these with a variety of sentiments on them. My husband took them to work and the ladies in his office bought them all as soon as they saw them. I guess I should make some more of them! 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Contemporary Christmas


Today I am sharing a card I made with some of the items from the new Contemporary Christmas collection from Crafter's Companion. I love the nontraditional colora in the collection. 


Here are some links to the products I used to make this card:

Monday, November 14, 2016

Spectrum Noir Tutorial {Coloring Light Blonde Hair}

I have a new tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog today, coloring light blonde hair with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers TN2 GB2 TN1.  You can see the full tutorial HERE

*image by Bugaboo Stamps

Friday, November 11, 2016

With Love Christmas Tag {Scrapper's Delights Freebie Friday}

There's a new Freebie Friday available from Scrapper's Delights. It's Christmas Hugs Aww Baby.

I was inspired by another member of the DT. She made a really cute tag with this image, so I decided to copy her and also make a tag. 

I think this will look super cute on someone's Christmas present this year! 


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and added some little white dots on her cheeks with paint. I pulled some papers from my Christmas stash along with some ribbon for the tag. I die cut the snowflakes and the sentiment from Glitter Cardstock.

You can find all the information on how to get this image for free on the Scrapper's Delights facebook page.


Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers used:  FS9 FS5 FS2 CR2 CR1 EB3 EB2 JG6 JG5 JG2 DR7 DR6 DR5 IG6 GG2 GG1 Blender Pen

I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:

Come and Get It | Ribbon or Twine
Great Impressions | Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge | Ribbon & Bling
Brown Sugar | Anything Goes

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Merry Christmas


I made this Christmas card with some of the great new holiday products from Crafter's Companion. I love how simple it was to put together this very festive card. I chose some of the more masculine papers from the Traditional Christmas Paper Pad and the gold luxury mirror paper. I think this card will be perfect to send to my Grandpa. 

Here are some links to the CC products used to make this card:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


I had a lot of fun coloring this image from Ppinkydolls. I don't know the name of it since I couldn't find in the Ppinkydolls shop and my file just says Ppinkydolls on it. It's one of my favorite Ppinkydoll images, I just love that little fox. 


 I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (including some of the new colors that will be available soon- they are fabulous!). I was pretty excited to get to use my fox patterened paper, I just love it and it goes perfectly with this image. 

I used the woodgrain Textures embossing folder on the brown background piece. That was a pretty thin piece of paper so it sort of tore a little bit when I embossed it and I was actually pretty happy with that mistake. I think it adds even more texture to the otherwise plain brown background. I added some Nuvo drops in the top corner and finished it off with some rhinestones and die cuts. 

Here is the color palette for this card- feel free to pin it :) 



P.S. I could have sworn I posted this card already but that post seems to have disappeared, so I apologize if this is a duplicate post. Darn computers. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happy Fall

Today I am sharing a card I made with this adorable image from Stamp Anniething. The image was a freebie for a contest at Kit & Clowder


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. The fox banner, heart and fall sentiment were printed and cut with the Silhouette Studio.  I embossed the background with the Textures Basket Weave Embossing Folder by Crafter's Companion. I finished the card with a few yellow and orange enamel dots. 

Spectrum Noir Markers used: 

Skin: FS9 FS5 FS2 FS1 CR2
Hair: EB7 TN7 TN5
Dress: LG5 LG3 LG2
Pumpkin: TN6 GB6  OR1
Other: GG1 GB3

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Spectrum Noir November Challenge



The November Challenge is up at Spectrum Noir and the them this month is Christmas. 


I used the Christmas scene image from Tiddly Inks and colored it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. I added some Snow Tex to make the snow on the ground and the rooftop.



Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers used: FS1 FS2 FS4 FS9 DR7 DR6 DR4 DR2 JG6 JG5 JG3 LG5 TB9 BT2 BT1 BG6 BG4 BG2 BG1 TN7 TN6 TN1 GB9 GB5 GB4 OR2 OR1 CT1 IG10 IG9 IG8 IG6 IG5 EB7 EB3 EB2 EB1 

For a New Big Sister


I made this card for my little cousin. She is going to be a big sister very soon, like any minute now, so I wanted to make her a special card to celebrate. 

I used this adorable image from the Angelica and Adam CD.  I also used the butterfly paper from the English Country Paper Pad and the English Country Floral Vine Edge Die


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and the clear sparkle pen. 

I finished it off with some ribbon, rhinestones and enamel dots from my stash. 

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers used: 
Skin: FS9 FS5 FS2 FS1 CR2
Hair: GB10 GB8 EB2 EB1
Pink: CR7 PP5 PP4 PP2 PP1
Other: IG3 IG2 IG1 GG2 GG1 
Blender Pen
Clear Sparkle Pen